October 11, 2017
Mowday Group, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary
DOWNINGTOWN _ The Mowday Group, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary of assisting clients. The company offers media relations and publishing consulting services.
“I remember the day in October 1997 that I walked out of the office of the old Daily Local News building in West Chester to begin my new company,” said President Bruce E. Mowday. “I had worked in journalism for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. My last position was of managing editor. I had an idea for a company that would assist non-profits, for-profits, journalists and the public. The longevity of my company proves my entrepreneurial idea was valid.”
During the past two decades the Mowday Group has worked with business organizations, such as Chester County Economic Development Council, many professional firms, such as banks and legal offices, governmental entities and a number of non-profit organizations, such as the YMCA.
“I’m selective when I engage new clients. I work with organizations and individuals that are honest and have a valuable service to offer to the public,” Mowday said. “I’m also a firm believer in giving back to the community.”
Mowday has served as president of the boards of the Chester County Historical Society and Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He was also a member of the Downingtown Main Street Association. Currently, he serves on the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Association where he served as president.
The Mowday Group offers consulting services on media relations, public relations and publishing. Mowday has authored more than 15 books on history, business, sports and true crime and has helped many local authors with publishing questions. His latest book published by Barricade Books of New York is Selling Your Book: A Step by Step Guide For Promoting And Selling Your Book.
“I receive many inquiries about today’s publishing field from authors,” Mowday said. “Writing is hard work. Getting publishing by a reputable firm and selling books is harder work. I take great satisfaction in helping authors navigate the publishing process. Authors are taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesses where authors pay vast sums of money and receive little real help. Just this week I talked with an author who wanted guidance on how to get a book written and published.”
All of Mowday’s services, his books and his background can be seen on his website, www.mowday.com.
Mowday’s link to journalism goes back to the Civil War where an ancestor served in the 61st New York Volunteers and wrote for the New York Sunday Mercury. “I remember my grandmother giving me copies of those stories. Of course I still have them. That’s the starting point of my career.”
Mowday’s books on history include September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia. “I was dismayed to discover no book was written on Brandywine at the time. I spent five years researching, including a trip to London, on the subject. I was recently asked to contribute to a great book, Reporting The American Revolution: Before It Was History It Was News, on the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. The book has recently been named one of the 100 best books ever written on the American Revolution. It was a great honor to be part of the book.”
Mowday’s latest book is J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg, just released by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen. The book details the largest private collection of Gettysburg artifacts and the Wert family. He has also written another book on Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story, published by Barricade books. Mowday is working on a third book about Gettysburg with renowned Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner.
“I do a number of talks on my books and take part in a number of book signings during the year,” Mowday said. “This is a great joy. I meet people interested in our history. I usually learn a lot from those conversations.”
Mowday’s speaking engagements are listed on www.mowday.com. Those wishing to book Mowday for a talk or a private tour of either the Brandywine or Gettysburg battlefields should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.